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September 28, 2010

Are we There Yet?

40% of the world population still clueless on who Jesus is

37 of the 52 restricted nations in the world are in Asia (71%).

8 of the 10 most restricted nations are in Asia.

79% of the world’s unreached people groups are in Asia (5,455 out of 6,918).

So you ask are we there yet?

Hell No – for a number of reasons:

1. Churches are caught up in the end times and being left behind that they are being left out in God’s move today.

When a church exist to manage the people attending the church, and making the reached people happy – then they end up in a rut. It is like an ingrown thing that happens to churches who don’t go beyond the four walls of the church.

The last 40 days of Christ on earth was consumed to teaching the church to make disciples of all nations. That this gospel should be preached to all the world.

(Matt. 24:14) “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

2. The church has been sending majority of the missionaries to nations that already has a Christian presence.

Here is the world statistics:

Missionaries being send to Reached Nations:  95% of the missionary workforce or 407,000 missionaries
Missionaries being send to Unreached Nations:  5% of the missionary workforce or 15,000 missionaries (ratio: 1 missionary: 152,000 peoples)

I suggest we need a radical shift on sending more missionaries to unreached nations.

3. Missions Money must be redirected

Here is the current church stat worldwide:

Christian Spending
95% – Domestic Operations
5%   – Missions
–  Regular Missions: 4.5%
–  Frontier Missions:  .5%

Rom. 10:14  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
Rom. 10:15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

So three things to put world missions as priority:

1. Pray for your missionaries.

2. Go to the mission field.

3. Give to world missions.

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